Blood pressure app for finding best treatments for hypertension
24 October 2012
DataDancer Medical Systems (DDMS) and iMobLife, a healthcare
partnership, have launched bpSalsa, an iPhone blood pressure app, which
it says is "FDA listed" and directly compares the performance of
different blood pressure (bp) treatments to help improve the efficiency
and cost of treating hypertension.
Using a personal bp monitor and bpSalsa, the company says that
patients can directly track their blood pressure performance within
and across multiple treatments. Finding a patient's optimum blood
pressure treatment is as simple as viewing a graph comparing the
performance of all attempted treatments. Treatments can be life
style changes (diet, exercise, etc.), prescribed medications or
combinations of both treatment types.
Many patients visit their doctor to assess the performance of
trial treatments from only a few MD office results. By contrast,
bpSalsa tracks and compares treatment-to-treatment blood pressure
performance with increased data, simple statistics, informative
reports and easy to understand graphics.
"The effective treatment of hypertension is best achieved by
using what we call Treatment Tx Performance Technology or simply
showing the patient and physician what treatments work best" said
Michael L. Kohut, president of DDMS. "Most blood pressure
applications totally ignore treatment performance and only display
blood pressure by date and time, making it almost impossible to sort
and compare treatment performance information from the data. bpSalsa
resolves this problem with innovative design and easy to understand
graphics. Additionally, by providing direct treatment performance
feedback, patients become treatment compliant and more engaged in
improving their cardiovascular health."
Once a patient finds the optimum treatment to lower their blood
pressure, the app continues to monitor performance by pooling
measurement results into individual treatment increments, thus
allowing single treatment performance monitoring over extended
periods of time.